New planning guidance now launched aimed at protecting the Hamptons and Teddington

Release Date: 10 July 2017

Planning guidance that articulates the vision for Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and Teddington has now been launched, following  consultation with residents and communities.

Over the past three years the Council has refreshed the Village Plans and include locally specific planning guidance on character and design, called Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs).
The programme was launched earlier last year in Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and Teddington. Now eight villages have refreshed Village Plans and Planning Guidance and the SPDs has been developed through community walkabouts around each village, drop-in sessions, Question Time events and online surveys. This is followed by a statutory consultation on the final drafts of the planning guidance SPDs.

All the information gathered through this process has been used to refresh the local village plans and develop Village Planning Guidance documents for Hampton, Hampton Hill and a joint one for Hampton Wick and Teddington..

The plans transform the vision into planning guidance that the Council, residents, and other land owners should take into account when considering development proposals or making planning applications in those areas.

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“We know from residents in Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and Teddington that they are very passionate about maintaining and enhancing their local area. Through the Village Planning process, we have worked closely with them to develop the plans so they can be used by residents, businesses and developers to cement the style, mood and key features of a particular area.

“Residents know their local area better than anyone. These Village Plan Guidance documents reflect the character, heritage assets and features that have identified as important, along with priorities for improving their villages.

“The process does not stop here. We now have to implement and make sure that they are placed at the heart of all planning decisions in these villages. “

See the refreshed Village Plans and view the Supplementary Planning Documents.

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Reference: P322/17

Updated: 31 July 2017